Letter Format / December 26, 2018 / Laverne Wagner
Regardless if you are American or British you still need a good covering letter. We all know that a hiring manager s time is valuable and spending it reviewing resumes (or CV s) is not how they want to spend their time. They are looking for reasons to cut the stack of resumes on their desk in half. For example a majority of the time if there is no cover letter the resume is not even looked at. This is a standard practice in American and also in Britain what s even worst is if there is a covering letter it s poorly written and doesn t pertain to the company or the position at all.
You risk running into that situation if you use a sample covering letter that is not your own. The key point in writing a good covering letter is to stay focused on the end result of getting an interview. You should not be afraid of asking for that interview. Do not do what a majority of job hunters today do and that is hope and wait you get a call after your resume is read. You will probably be waiting a long time. You want to make sure there is no doubt that you will get called for an interview. Start off by addressing your letter to a specific person.
The template of the letter is like most formal letters except that you will have the contact information for both the company that you are writing to and your own at the top of the letter. You will want to address the letter to someone in the company specifically so you will need to do some research as to who is the best person to contact. This is a very important part of your letter letters addressed with a generic address normally get read by the wrong person and usually thrown away. A complain letter sample will show you how to write the body of your letter it should complain a clear and concise explanation of what your complaint is and why you are unhappy.